The Scoop – What The World Is Saying About Oklahoma

 

Fall Practice Update 8-10-09

Cameron Kenny is living up to the hype! He’s already grabbed Coach Stoops’ attention with his punting and it looks like a true competition may be underway.

 

"Cameron, I saw for the first time (Thursday) punting and kicking. What a talented guy," coach Bob Stoops said. "He was bombing some of those punts."

 

Can you imagine the options that the Sooners will have with a talented receiver back to punt? Coach Stoops can and it appears that the wheels are turning.

 

"He’s a guy that can really run with it; he’s a guy that can give you something extra if you snap it to him, he can pull it down and run with it," Stoops said.



Not Going To Redshirt!

 

It appears that safety Javon Harris and linebackers Tom Wart and Jaydan Bird are not going to redshirt, meaning they’ll be expected to contribute to the team in some way. Harris was a four-star recruit from Lawton, OK while Bird was a three-star recruit from Conway Springs, Kansas and Wort was a four-star recruit from New Braunfels, Texas.

 

 "Javon has looked really good," Stoops said. "We anticipate him playing."

 

Sooners launch practice in full pads with the Oklahoma Drill.

 

  • Four Sooners Highlight All-Decade Team – CBS Sports has come out with their version of an All-Decade team and while four former Sooners make the first team I think that I would have also found room to put Tommie Harris on there as well. Instead, Harris appears on the second team.
  • Top 10 Conference Games in 2009 by the Dallas Morning News. Oh yeah and a little more hype for to Red River Rivalry.
  • Sooners are stoked about opening the season with BYU.

"The advantage, I guess, is it certainly has your players' attention right away, through the summer and starting off in our practices," Stoops said. "We need to be on top of our game right out of the chute playing such a good opponent and a tradition-rich program and a team that wants to come down there and beat us.

"The disadvantage is, if you're not successful it hurts you right off the bat. But hey, Joe (Castiglione) and (my) philosophy has always been to have a difficult schedule. I believe if you're a top 10 type of team, you play that type of schedule. Hopefully we can continue to manage it like we have in the past. We've handled it for the most part pretty well."

 

  • Looks like the Big 12 Championship might possibly have a permanent home in Arlington.
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